CA9 on Silva-Trevino: Olivas-Motta v. Holder (REVISED)

"Petitioner Manuel Olivas-Motta is a lawful permanent resident charged with removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(ii) based on his alleged “conviction of” two crimes involving moral turpitude (“CIMTs”). Petitioner concedes that the first conviction was for a CIMT. He...

Farewell to Silva-Trevino: Olivas-Motta v. Holder

Carrie Rosenbaum writes: "Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected the Attorney General’s ruling that immigration courts can look beyond the record of conviction to determine if a conviction is a “crime involving moral turpitude.” See Olivas-Motta v....